Join us on the Holy Land via Jordan Tour 2019. Visit Petra & Qumran, sight of the dead sea scrolls. Travel to Ein Karem, Jerusalem and Caesarea. Sail across the sea of Galilee and enjoy a worship service.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Learning Opportunities
- Live Audio Headsets
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Study Guide
- Visas (U.S. Citizens)
† If air purchased through EO.
Day 1 Depart USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart on your international flight.
Day 2 Arrive in Amman, Jordan
You will be welcomed to Amman, Jordan by our representative and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Petra
Travel south from Amman for a visit to the city of Petra. Its entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the Siq and can only be accessed by carriage, horseback or on foot. Once inside the city, marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into the cliff sides of rose‐colored rock. Return to Amman for overnight.
Day 4 Mount Nebo, Madaba, Qumran & Jericho
Visit Mount Nebo, where Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 34). On a clear day, you can see all the way across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Continue to Madaba, the City of Mosaics, to visit the Church of Saint George with its sixth‐century, Byzantine, mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. Cross the border into Israel and visit Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery. Learn about the mysterious community of Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea. Time‐permitting, experience the mineral‐laden waters of the Dead Sea before heading to Jericho to visit the ruins of the ancient city Joshua conquered (Joshua 6:20). From Jericho, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1).
Day 5 Ein Karem, Bethlehem & the Herodion
Travel to Ein Karem, where Mary visited with Elizabeth. In Bethlehem, visit the cave where Jesus was born (Luke 2:1‐7) and see the Church of the Nativity built over the site. Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field, where the angels first proclaimed the Good News, and conclude your day by exploring the Herodion, the palace-fortress of Herod the Great.
Day 6 Jerusalem
Enter the Old City and walk along the Cardo, the ancient main street. The Southern Wall Excavations of the Temple Mount, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall, are a must see. View the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1‐18), where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle, and sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne to experience its beautiful acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1). Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross,” and end your day at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, reflecting on Christ’s sacrificial love.
Day 7 Jerusalem
Stand on the Mount of Olives as Jesus did, and enjoy a remarkable view of the “Golden City” of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed for God’s will to be done (Matthew 26:36‐39). Visit the Upper Room, revered as the site of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12‐26). Visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas (Matthew 26:57), where Jesus was imprisoned for a night. End your day with communion at the Garden Tomb (Matthew 27:57‐60).
Day 8 Caesarea, Megiddo, Nazareth & Cana
Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of the early Christians, where Cornelius became the first Gentile convert to the new religion (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned before being taken to Rome for trial. Travel the ancient caravan route to Tel Megiddo, where 20 different cities lie superimposed upon each other. Journey to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23), and recall Jesus’ first miracle as you travel through Cana (John 2:1).
Day 9 The Galilee
Enjoy a scenic drive to Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee (Matt.4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the text of the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus preached there (Matt. 5‐7). Experience a special onboard worship service as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves in Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10‐17). As you pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, remember how Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ three times (John 21). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first‐century synagogue.
Day 10 Return to the USA or enjoy a Cruise on the Nile
Return to the USA or enjoy a Cruise on the Nile.
January 14, 2019